THIS WEEK'S RECIPE SUGGESTIONS & ADVICE ~
MONDAY: We really love smoked meats in this house. I understand that some of you don't have time to smoke your meats, but don't fret. You don't have to smoke a roast. You can also find some sort of meat that you can easily throw in the oven after work! Today, you can prep your coleslaw. This has always been a "secret" recipe of mine, and honestly, I don't have a recipe I follow. I chop cabbage, carrots, and onions, and dress it with my paleo mayo, mustard, vinegar, Trader Joe's everyday seasoning, a squeeze of honey, pickle juice, and season with a bit of salt and pepper until it tastes good!
TUESDAY: Taco Tuesday. Enough said. Refer to my notes from last week!
WEDNESDAY: I love stuffed peppers, and I have a lot of peppers laying around from my CSA box. I simply make a paleo meatloaf and stuff the peppers with the meatloaf. My meatloaf is made with Greener Grass beef, 2 eggs, 1 cup of almond flour, 1 can of tomato paste, salt, pepper, oregano, and fresh basil. You can also mix in some cooked cauli rice for a more traditional stuffed pepper. I then cover my peppers with a paleo friendly pasta sauce that I will most likely make with the tomatoes I've canned. I bake them at 350 until done - about an hour. Roast sweet potatoes to your preference.
THURSDAY: Chicken thighs are a favorite of mine. If you've been following me for a while, you know this! You can flatten the thighs a bit, or cut them in half. Caramelize some onions, and add some mushrooms. Season with some fish sauce and coconut aminos, basil, thyme, whatever. Stuff the chicken and bake at 350 for 40 mins or until done. Serve with roasted broccoli (crispy is best). My family calls it "world famous broccoli" haha! I simply wash and cut my broccoli. I cover the broccoli in fat of choice, garlic and onion powder, and I roast until done. I then season with salt and pepper after it's done.
FRIDAY: Pizza Friday! Click here to read my notes from last week.
SATURDAY: Butternut squash is a staple in our house, and Eloise's favorite soup. Click here for my butternut squash soup recipe. Please note that this soup is best with homemade chicken stock. Click here for my bone broth recipe. I've made it with store bought stock, and it's not the same. Get those good flavors going! Make a batch of my paleo bread for paleo sandwiches. Top it with my paleo mayo, and all the toppings you love. Crisp up the sandwich in some pastured bacon fat for some added flavor and fat.
I hope you enjoy this week's menu! Here's to another healthy week!